3 responses to “The outcomes of prematurity”

  1. Thank you for this article that maps a plan to deal with the trauma and stress faced by parents in the NICU. When I transfer care for extreme prematurity (I am a midwife) I continue to visit the parents in the NICU, largely so they can just talk about what they are experiencing.

  2. Very important and insightful article. It is a variation on the well-described pediatric condition known as “The vulnerable Child Syndrome.” Parents continue to treat their usually healthy child as sick or abnormal. We as providers can inadvertently create the syndrome by a careless word. Of course we unnecessarily create the syndrome (iatrogenic) by engaging in activities that lead to unnecessary Cesarean sections before 39 weeks or even after, leading to transient tachypnea of the newborn. Yes it transient but separation from parents takes place, and the vision of the baby in an incubator with an oxygen hood and and IV never leave.

  3. This is very informative. Hope I can better support my patients.

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